goof off | goof around
This page is about the slang term goof off | goof around
waste time, play around
- Whenever the teacher leaves the classroom she tells her students to keep working, but as soon as she leaves they start goofing off.
- It's the kids who goof around in college instead of taking their studies seriously who'll be in trouble when they try to join the workforce.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Contributor: Matt Errey